The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of Languages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the six research groups.

Interdisciplinary and international research

The members of these research groups often work together to explore issues concerning different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. Through their interdisciplinary projects, they contribute towards the university’s focus area's Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and Game Research, and to the strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Dynamics of Youth.

ICON scholars are also members of national research schools and are active in numerous international partnerships and networks in their various disciplines. Collaboration with other partners within society is also a key priority for ICON.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies | media and data

News

14 May 2019
This book focuses on ambulatory performances and performative installations, asking how they stage movement and in turn mobilize the stage.
14 May 2019
Thinking Through Theatre and Performance presents a bold and innovative approach to the study of theatre and performance.
Asmahan Mahmoud en Elaheh (Ella) Akin
6 May 2019
InclUsion enables refugees to study at Utrecht University, but what should you do if you can't pay the travel costs to Utrecht?
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Events

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23 May 2019 16:00 - 25 May 2019 18:00
From 23 to 25 May the 'Performing Robots Conference: Dialogues Between Theatre and Robotics' will take place in Utrecht.
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3 June 2019 09:00 - 4 June 2019 19:30
A two day event with workshops and seminars on the role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis.
3 June 2019 09:24 - 5 June 2019 23:00
Online Conference about Nutrition-sentitive Agriculture organised by the the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of the United Nations
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